Politics, Activism, Rights
California Chronicle - California Political Desk
Yee Lands Major Endorsement from California’s Leading LGBT Civil Rights Organization.
DALY CITY – Assemblymember Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/Daly City) landed yet another major endorsement today for his State Senate bid from Equality California (EQCA), the state’s leading Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) civil rights and advocacy organization. In addition to leading the fight for marriage equality, EQCA has moved California from a state with extremely limited rights for LGBT individuals to the state with t... [more]
Thanks to the prominence of a 38-year-old transgender politician in Tokyo, Japan is becoming more acceptable of transgender people in general, even passing a law allowing them to change their birth sex to their new sex on birth certificates. Ten years ago there was no word for "transgender" in Japanese and Aya Kamikawa was considering leaving the country, but she is now optimistic, reports Deutsche Presse-Agentur.
"I thought that Japan was never going to change," Kamikawa told the German news agency, "but now I want other transgender people to feel that their country is not just... [more]
By Keith Ervin - Seattle Times staff reporter
The Democratic majority on the Metropolitan King County Council appears ready to adopt an ordinance that would prohibit discrimination against transgender people.
Supporters say they want to send a message that Washington's most populous county opposes an initiative and a referendum proposed by Tim Eyman to overturn a new state law protecting sexual minorities.
County law already bans discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. So if state voters repeal the gay-rights law recently approved by the ... [more]
A transgender opposition candidate in Italy's general election this April is campaigning for improved gay rights.
Vladimir Luxuria, standing for the Communist Refoundation party, intends to challenge conservatives in her own country and Europe.
Ms Luxuria, who considers herself neither male nor female, told the BBC that having a transgender MP would be an important symbol.
Cartoons and Islamic Imperialism (Feb 7, 2006)
Cartoons and Islamic Imperialism by Daniel Pipes - New York Sun - February 7, 2006
* Editorial comment from Jon. "This has implications for all Freedoms, not just Freedom of Speech but also for the way we live our lives. We should all take this very seriously."
The key ... [more]
Transgender Woman Posed To Win Primary (Aug 20, 2004)
A Tucson woman is running for the Arizona House of Representatives and making history.
Amanda Simpson is head of advanced and special programs at Raytheon. KOLD News 13 introduced you to her three years ago, when she went public with her sex change. Now, Simpson is set to be the first... [more]
ENDA as We've Known It Must Die (Aug 13, 2004)
For many years, our community has debated the place of transgender people in the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). The time for debate is over. The question must be called. ENDA must be amended to protect transgender people. If it is not, we all must walk away from it.
I would... [more]
Senate rejects move to ban same-sex marriage (Jul 13, 2004)
Efforts to pass a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage foundered Wednesday afternoon when the proposal failed to garner enough votes in the Senate to stay alive.
After final arguments by the leaders of each party, Republicans mustered 48 votes, 12 short of the 60 they n... [more]
His dress makes some cross (Oct 7, 2003)
NORTHAMPTON - Some people who don't appreciate Ward 1 City Councilor William H. Dwight's wearing an evening gown to the council meeting Sept. 18 have signed a petition asking him to apologize.
The petition, which had 14 signatures as of yesterday afternoon, sits by the cash register ... [more]